Captain Bob will almost certainly try to make all again having been successful over course and distance three weeks ago. But a 6lb higher mark may have just tipped him over the edge as he now has to concede 7lb to the less-exposed MUTAWATHEA. Richard Hannon's colt came up against Kingman on his only previous start over this trip and has found 6f too sharp in subsequent outings, though still managed to win easily at Lingfield in April. Reedcutter's two wins have been over further and he looks in the handicapper's grip now but Royal Seal is back over a more suitable trip after finding 5f too sharp at Yarmouth. Whaleweigh Station and Extremity are others with claims.
Mawfoor (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Raced near side, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 27th of 30, 22l behind Born In Bombay (8-4) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Whaleweigh Station 6-4fav (9-2) Chased winner, ridden and tried to challenge over 1f out, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Doctor Sardonicus (9-2) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) gd in Jun.
Captain Bob (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Made all, ridden 2f out, joined inside final furlong, found extra near finish, gamely, won at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun beating Silent Bullet (9-7) by nk, 11 ran.
Royal Seal 16-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 3l behind Extortionist (9-7) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Reedcutter 17-2 (9-1) Pulled hard towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hung left and kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 5l behind Agent Murphy (9-4) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Extremity (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division on outside, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Idea (8-11) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Jun.
Skaters Waltz (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 13l behind Outback Traveller (9-6) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Mutawathea 11-10fav (9-5) Keen close up, effort when ran wide into straight 2f out and lost ground, ridden and ran on strongly to lead inside final furlong, won going away, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Dark Leopard (9-5) by 2l, 5 ran.